About TFCEC

About the Club

We are an aquarium club for the tropical fish hobbyist. The Tropical Fish Club of Erie County welcomes all skill levels from beginner to advanced. Come join us!
The purpose of this club is to bring hobbyists of Tropical Fish & Aquatic Plants together who are interested in breeding, raising and or showing fish and aquatic plants.
Meetings are the 3rd Tuesday of every month at Chicken Coop, VFW Post 8113, 299 Leydecker Road in West Seneca. Google Map Link

  • The meetings start at 7pm with the following agenda:
    • Program(s) on some aspect of the hobby
    •  Bowl Show Competition
    •  Breeders Award Program
    •  Horticultural Awards Program
    •  Mini-Auction

Books on the hobby are available for loan, through our club library. See the membership page for a listing.


 

Club History

The Tropical Fish Club of Erie County was formed in April 1987. The 6 original members decided the The Purpose of the Tropical Fish Club of Erie County is to bring hobbyists of tropical fish and aquatic plants together who are interested in breeding, raising and or showing fish and aquatic plants. To educate the public in how to care and maintain tropical fish and aquatic plants. To aid through lectures, videos or slide presentations on different aspects of the tropical fish hobby.

A newsletter was started and members shared their experiences breeding fish, sharing ideas, and letting others know of events in the hobby. A Tropical Fish, Aquatic Plant and Supply Auction was held for the first time in February of 1988, the auction has become one of the largest of it’s kind on the East Coast. The club has hosted All Species Fish Shows and Conventions.

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A WNY aquarium club for the tropical fish hobbyist